This fully-updated and revised third edition addresses the changes to law and practice in relation to adoption and permanency, the children's hearing system and the implications of the provisions of the Children and Young People (S) Act 2014 and other related matters, including the National Practice Model of GIRFEC. This is the only text to provide coverage of the new legal, policy and practice landscape of social work with children and families in Scotland, and as such, it is an indispensable guide for students, newly-qualified social workers, managers and practice teachers and a range of other professionals in health, education, the police and others in cognate disciplines.

Looked after and Accommodated Children and Young People, Adoption and other Forms of Permanency

Looked after and accommodated children and young people, adoption and other forms of permanency

Achieving a Social Work Degree

This chapter will help you to meet the following Scottish Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) (Scottish Executive, 2003a, available at:

  • Key Role 1: Prepare for, and work with, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances.
  • Key Role 2: Plan, carry out, review and evaluate social work practice with individuals, families, carers, groups, communities and other professionals.
  • Key Role 4: Demonstrate professional competence in social work practice.
  • Key Role 5: Manage and be accountable, with supervision and support, for their own social work practice within their organisation.

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